by Geoff Dornan
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March 28, 2013
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Vehicle sales drive Carson City’s taxable-sales increase in January

Douglas County merchants posted the best January since the beginning of the recession, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation. Total taxable sales for the month that saw the opening of the Gardnerville Walmart were $46 million, up from $38.2 million in January 2012. While short of the $48.5 million in sales reported by merchants in 2008, it was the first time that sales exceeded $40 million since then. The Walmart opening is included among the category general merchandise stores, which jumped 51 percent from January 2012 to $8.1 million. That moves it close to the county’s traditionally highest category, …

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